Melanie Lim

Melanie Lim

Melanie Lim

Melanie Lim

A Certified Public Accountant with master’s degrees in Business Management and English Language Teaching, Melanie T. Lim was born and raised in Cebu. While proudly homegrown, she concedes her time in the United States as well as the People’s Republic of China has shaped her internationalist views. Her multicultural orientation stems from her love of travel which has brought her to 47 countries. In 2000, she was awarded the Cebu Archdiocesan Mass Media Award (CAMMA) for Best Column. Writing is one of her passions, the other three being traveling, designing and doing housework. She is a certified workaholic who continues to work at seriously learning “how to chill.”

Columns

Lim: Old age

Saturday, August 27, 2016

WE are driving to the airport one night as we have done so many other times in the past when we realize some things had changed. On this particular night, we wanted to fly like the wind because our trusty airport coordinator had already messaged us that the flight of the very important person we were supposed to meet, had already touched down.

Much to our chagrin, however, we were hampered by so many things.

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Lim: Misogyny

Saturday, August 20, 2016

SEN. Leila de Lima is the latest victim in the President’s name and shame campaign. Accused of “immorality,” I don’t know if she’s guilty of drug money or adultery. But I do know that she’s a victim of misogyny.

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Lim: Bleep

Saturday, August 13, 2016

WHILE I appreciate the president’s commitment to wiping out crime and corruption in this country, I really don’t appreciate his foul mouth. And I refuse to get used to his foul language because the moment you tell yourself to get used to what you know is inherently wrong, the pathology of normalcy afflicts you and then you cease to know right from wrong.

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Lim: Beyond 50 II

Saturday, August 06, 2016

IT was a hard week for those of us who woke up sick early in the week and could only hope to be alive, fighting and breathing by the end of the week. As I write this, it’s not yet the end of the week. Just almost. So, I’m still hoping—to make it. Because while I’m much better now, I thought I was, a few days ago but I only got sicker.

Yesterday, I eagerly hung the banner up, “The bitch is back in business.” But before the sun could rise again today, I had to eat humble pie and accept that I must have been broken in more pieces than I thought.

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Lim: Beyond 50

Saturday, July 30, 2016

WHAT'S the best thing about being beyond 50?

It’s not necessarily knowing more. Rather, it’s knowing better. What we know today, we’ve mostly known all our lives. The difference is that today, we’ve actually lived through what we were told could happen if we took the right or wrong turns in life.

No more room for hearsay. No more room for hypothesis either. We’ve made good choices as well as bad ones. And we’ve lived through their consequences. With age, comes the loss of innocence and the wisdom of experience.

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